Seabulk Pride

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Seabulk Pride
Seabulk Pride aground.jpg
Seabulk Pride aground
Career
Operator: Seabulk Tankers
Port of registry:  US
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Launched: 1998
Identification: IMO number: 9118630
General characteristics
Tonnage: 30,415 GT, 46,094 DWT
Length: 183 m (600 ft)
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
Speed: 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph)

Seabulk Pride, operated by Seabulk Tankers of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is a double-hulled oil tanker constructed in 1998 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. She was built as part of a series of new double hulled tankers serving the domestic market.

Seabulk Pride ran aground near the port of Nikiski, Alaska on 2 February 2006. The tanker had been moored at the Nikiski docks when she was struck by an ice floe that parted her mooring lines.[1] Seabulk Pride - and her cargo of 5 million US gallons (120,000 bbl) of oil - drifted northward up Cook Inlet, where she ran aground. She was refloated the next day, 3 February 2006, with no significant oil release.[2]

On 9 January 2007 Seabulk Pride experienced difficulty at the same dock when extremely icy conditions once again pulled her from her mooring; however, she was able to depart for open water. Subsequent to these two incidents, a tug was assigned to assist vessels at the hazardous port, which has a high tidal range and fast current in addition to being subject to unpredictable heavy icing conditions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T/V Seabulk Pride Grounding". Spill Prevention and Response. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Seabulk Pride". MaritimeQuest. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Watershed Watch Program". Cook Inletkeeper. 6 August 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. 

Coordinates: 60°41.46′N 151°24.191′W / 60.69100°N 151.403183°W / 60.69100; -151.403183